Woohoo, or meh?
My new RAM 2500 has two alternators (no, it's not a diesel). It was not an option I was looking for, but it just so happened to be on the truck I purchased. Now I'm wondering what I might do with them. Apparently they are there for add-ons to the truck (like ambulances or off road lights or sound systems) that use a lot of electricity.
I'm wondering how I can leverage them for use with my RV. When I had my GMC, it had a spare battery tray in the engine bay and I was thinking of installing an extra deep cycle in there and an inverter so I could run various tools or what not. It never happened...
Anyway, according to what I've read, the factory setup doesn't use the extra amperage put out by the additional alternator in the 12V power to the trailer plug, but I could wire something up separately. I was also thinking it might be worth my while to install another battery and inverter like I was planning with the GMC, I would just have to find a place to mount the extra battery...
2014 Jay Flight 28 BHBE
2015 RAM 2500 6.4L HEMI, Tradesman 4x4, 3.73
Blue Ox SwayPro (BXW 1503)
Upgraded from an REI internal frame backpack and a Eureka 1/2 dome tent!